Where to Go to Escape the Crowds in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka attracts a lot of tourists around the year – especially, during the peak tourist season! However, there are still some exciting but not-so-crowded locations that one can go to during this time.


Kalutara is not so far away from the main city of Colombo or the airport city – Katunayaka – of Sri Lanka. Just a short drive away awaits this city where you can enjoy a relaxing time at Kalutara beach, which is perfect for those who want to avoid the more crowded southern beaches.


If you’re looking to avoid crowds, Chilaw is another place that you should add to your itinerary. When it comes to Sri Lanka car hire, reputed rental agencies such as Malkey Rent A Car exist to provide you with exceptional services.

Knuckles Mountain Range

If you harbour an adventurous spirit, then embark on a trek in the Knuckles Mountain Range. As not many people frequent this area, you can go on a trek without encountering a single soul – but make sure that you’re accompanied by a reliable tour guide!


Image via Wikimedia Commons – Milei.vencel, Beach of Tangalla, CC BY-SA 3.0

Tangalle is perfect for a peaceful beach holiday. The beach here is a bit different than other beaches in the south as massive boulders remain scattered across, forming coves that create small, private havens in which one can relax.